Skip Nav
Beauty Trends
5 New Products You Absolutely Need From Sephora Collection's Fall Lineup
Beauty Trends
Re-Create Your '90s Skating Days With These Cool Flame Nails
Beauty Trends
Set Your Alarms! Here's When to Snatch the Benefit x Wonder Woman Makeup Kit

Cheap Tricks For Longer, Thicker Eyelashes

Four Tricks For Getting Great Looking Lashes on the Cheap

Since Latisse (which I tried) came out, the market seems to have exploded with products designed to make your lashes longer, darker, thicker, and more conditioned. Many of these products are extremely expensive, and even those that aren't as outrageous in cost are still more pricey than a good mascara.

There are plenty of ways, however, to get your lashes in tip-top shape without shelling out egregious sums. So to see how you can get the doe-eyed look without blowing all your dough, just keep reading.

  • Use cheap vitamin E: When products promise shinier, thicker lashes, they're often plumping them up with hydrating vitamin E. You can do the same by sweeping a drop of it over your lashes before bed. Just make sure not to get too close to your eyes.
  • Consider lash tinting: For just $15-$20 (which can last up to two months), a lash dye job is less expensive than a fancy mascara. It's also very natural, provides an instant fix, and you'll wake up looking like you have a light coat of mascara on.
  • Take biotin: Inexpensive biotin supplements are known for strengthening hair and nails, but they can also make your lashes hardier.
  • Swipe your lashes down with witch hazel at night: You might already use this stuff for skincare, but it's also a great softener for dry, rough lashes, and its astringent properties help dislodge any mascara your makeup remover didn't get off. Again though, make sure you're not getting too close to your eye, unless you like that stinging sensation.
  • Image Source: Thinkstock
    Around The Web
    Join The Conversation
    Chicagofm Chicagofm 6 years
    This is probably one of the best articles I've seen for women's lashes. In Vegas, htttp:// , I have a business that works with women's lashes. I get a lot of questions about eyelash care. You are very right, Biotin is an excellent, natural supplement women can take that really does help lashes grow, and it also, helps finger nails to be a lot stronger, and grow faster. I would just buy the over the counter Biotin at any drug store, and not go for the designer lables. It really is all the same stuff. If you don't mind, I'm going to print this article out and post it at my spa for women to read when they come in. Thank you so much!
    Chelsea Handler Party Tips
    Mascara Hacks
    Go On a Lash-Tinting Adventure!
    New Product Alert:  Take 5 Cosmetics Dramatic Eyelash Kit
    Look Sexy With the Bat of an Eye
    How To Make Fragrance Last Longer
    Nap-Proof Mascara Review
    Signs of Spoiled Child
    Best Mascara For Long Eyelashes
    Habits of People With Clean Kitchens
    From Our Partners
    Latest Beauty
    All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds